Streaming Video Content – OHIO University Libraries

Kanopy Streaming*

Kanopy Streaming offers a variety of documentary and feature films from an array of producers and distributors including BBC Active, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection/Janus films, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, KinoLorberEdu, Media Education Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, PBS, DEFA Film Library.

To facilitate teaching, they can be projected in lecture halls, embedded in authenticated web pages, and watched off-campus (with login) with unlimited simultaneous viewers. Users can also create Playlists and make clips.

MEF – Media Education Foundation, Gender Studies Collection

Using Kanopy Streaming as the platform, Ohio University has purchased the Gender/Race Studies streaming collection provided by Media Education Foundation. These films are some of the most popular films offered by Media Education Foundation, and are considered good quality documentary films when using media to present on gender and race issues.  More popular titles include, Dreamworlds, Generation M, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, Codes of Gender, Killing Us Softly and Tough Guise.

 Swank Digital Campus*

Faculty both on and off campus are offering their students the opportunity to view the weekly class film in an online environment.  Alden Library works with Swank Motion Pictures to bring these films to the classroom.  As a student, faculty or staff of Ohio University, you have access to these films for class and home use only.  *These titles are not licensed for public performance.

 AVON – Academic Video Online

Video content selected to compliment broadest range of subject areas: art, business, counseling and therapy, education, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, literature, political science, religion, women’s studies.  Titles include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage.

  • Register for Account – best to start there; it will enable you to make playlists.
  • Navigating AVON
    • Search by discipline (select as many as you like; searches all by default)
    • Browse by discipline, material type, author/creator, or topic
    • Advanced Search allows you to limit by language, subtitle language, year released
    • On search results page, filters on right side allow you to narrow further
    • AVON also provides access to over 250 titles from Sony Pictures Classics

AVON – Meet the Press

The Meet the Press collection makes over 1,500 hours of footage–the full surviving broadcast run from 1947 to present day–available online in one cross-searchable interface. Network television’s longest running program–with its thousands of interviews, panels, and debates–is available via streaming online video from our VAST collection.

PDF on NAVIGATING VAST (clips, playlists, embedding)

Other Streaming Video Collections Licensed by Ohio University


BBC Shakespeare Plays

Television adaptations of all 37 plays by William Shakespeare, produced by British Broadcasting between 1978 and 1985. All productions are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare’s own time (1564 to 1616) or in the historical period of the events depicted (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, or c1400 for Richard II etc). Casts include notable classic actors such as John Gielgud, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Jane Lapotaire.

Videos stream in Flash with chaptered access to acts.

Clinical Key 

Clinical Key offers comprehensive medical information available in one convenient online resource. It provides:13,000+ medical and surgical videos, including content from Procedures Consult


DRC – Digital Resource Commons

OhioLINK statewide digital resource, a unique collection of digital items held by OhioLINK libraries. This includes streaming Educational and Instructional Videos on a variety of topics and disciplines.

Globe On Screen (Drama Online)

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen Collection – critically acclaimed theatre productions from Shakespeare’s Globe.


On The Boards TV offers high-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.


PlaySportsTV is the leading youth sports website in the US. We deliver professional youth sports training videos in all major sports. With over 3,000 videos (most with printable training notes!) accessible at the click of a mouse, our online youth sports training is designed to make learning how to play sports easy and fun.

Political Campaign Commercials 1952-2002 (on-campus use only)

A collection of video campaign advertisements from United States political races. Many levels of campaigns are represented, from different geographic areas. 

A collection of training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.  Over 250 videos covering a wide range of modalities, theoretical approaches, and populations.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive 

The world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news, recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968. The Archive’s collection also includes news coverage of significant events broadcast outside the scope of the regular evening news programs. This part of the collection focuses on the U.S. presidential politics, including political conventions, election coverage, and speeches and press conferences of the President currently in office. The Special Reports collection also includes coverage of major national and world events and major military conflicts involving the U.S.

This icon of a video camera identifies entries that include streaming video.  Streaming videos have a one week embargo from date of original broadcast.

All entries include a persistent link to the database record and must be viewed with Real Player.  

NOTE: OU Faculty and graduate students may order videotape duplications of entire broadcasts, or compilation tapes of individual news stories specified by the borrower. Contact Alden Library Interlibrary Loan. Do not order directly through the TV News Archive website; Alden Library has an agreement with Vanderbilt and can assist in borrowing tapes.



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